Man Utd transfer news LIVE: De Jong bid plans, Sesko alternative listed, Ronaldo latest

Manchester United's long-winded Frenkie de Jong transfer saga shows no sign of coming to an end soon,

with the Barcelona midfielder still seeming reluctant to make

The switch to Old Trafford. That is despite Barcelona's best efforts 

To force him out in a bid to balance the books after a summer of hefty spending.

 Xavi has refused to shut down talk of De Jong joining United,

But Chelsea are also planning to make an offer and are understood

To be the Dutchman's preferred destination.